Delta schedules extra professional development days

Province-mandated non-instructional days at schools to focus on new curriculum.

  • Nov. 30, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The Delta School District has scheduled two extra professional development days intended to familiarize school staff on the new B.C. curriculum.

The added pro-d days in Delta will be Feb. 22 and April 18, when parents are asked to make alternative arrangements for their children.

The provincial government mandated school districts to find two additional days during the year to support the new, “hands-on” curriculum announced in September. Districts can choose whatever days fit best into their school calendar.

Surrey already held one of its additional pro-d days on Nov. 12 and is planning another in the spring.

Normally both Surrey and Delta would have six pro-d days rather than this year’s eight. The following two school years will also have one extra professional day apiece dedicated to the new curriculum.

The re-vamped curriculum is to be fully implemented in kindergarten to Grade 9 by the 2016-2017 school year and in Grades 10-12 by 2017-2018.

To learn more about the new B.C. curriculum, check https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

 

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